For those of you that have children or other family members between the ages of 11 and 13 and would like them to play football, the Hamilton Minor Football Association (HMFA) Atom Eskimos are looking for players to fill out the roster for the 2007 Season which begins in September with practices starting in the month of June.

The league has three age groups and weight maximums for the Atom level player to meet(child must be at or below the weight maximum by September 2007):

11 as of September 1st- Weight Max-150 lbs
12 as of September 1st- Weight Max-140 lbs
13 as of December 31st- Weight Max-110 lbs

The earlier the decision to join the better, as once 36 roster spots are filled there will be no further registrations accepted.

The league has designated teams depending on the address of the child, and if you would like to play for the Eskimos you must reside in the lower city West of Ottawa Street. Exceptions may be made if teams in other areas have full rosters, in which case the boundary rules are not enforced.

Some benefits to joining the HMFA are:

Experienced Coaching Staffs
Full Equipment included
Tiger-Cats Timbit Camp (practice with the big boys at Ivor Wynne)
Team Pictures
Team Jersey
Team Functions
Practice visits by Hamilton Tiger-Cat players
Teach football skills as well as Life skills
Minimum of 10 Games (up to 2 possibly at Ivor Wynne Stadium)

The cost to join is $250 & the parent/guardian and child must be present when registering, and must also bring along a copy of the child’s Birth Certificate.

For a practice and regular season span of close to 5 months, your child can take the initial steps towards being the next Rob Hitchcock or Jesse Lumsden.

Sign up and be a part of the HMFA Finalists ATOM ESKIMOS!!

Please feel free to send me a private message at any time for further information.


Great Job Vinny !

If any kids want to join a summer league, they can join Football Niagara ... Teams in Smithville, St.Catharines, Welland, Fort Erie or Niagara Falls.

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Tykes are born in 1997, 1998, 1999 and under 110 lbs
Atoms are born in 1996 or 1995 and under 145
Peewees are born in 1994 or 1993 with unlimited weight

Cost is only 150 for the season with a equipment deposit of 200 returned when you bring back the stuff.

If you are really into football, you can play Niagara all summer and then jump over to HMFA for the fall. I think the seasons only overlap by a week or so.

Send me a message if you need more info ... I am an executive with the league and President of the Smithville Organization.